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Minor earthquake: M2.95 quake has struck near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands

Earthquake location 18.5903S, -65.0416WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/08/17 / 2017-08-02 15:23:50 / August 2, 2017 @ 3:23 pm. Exact location of event, depth 21 km, -65.0416° West, 18.5903° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017214002. Unique identifier: pr2017214002. The temblor was picked up at 11:23:50 / 11:23 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luquillo, Ceiba, Fajardo. The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 29 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.95 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.0416° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5903° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-02 15:23:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-02 19:30:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 134 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pr The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.71 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 247 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pr2017214002 Id of event.
Event Code 2017214002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017214002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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